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About First Touch Soccer

Welcome to First Touch Soccer. Your local, community-based soccer provider. Formed in 2017, First Touch Soccer was created to provide high quality training sessions with enthusiasm, knowledge and fun. These are the key principles that define our organization.

Since our inception, we have worked with and developed thousands of players via a Camp, Academy or one of our Team Training sessions.

Our team is comprised of a dynamic, forward-thinking and experienced leadership group who work hard to deliver a great product on the field for all our players in our programs. Our coaches are enthusiastic and knowledgable and given the resources and support to be successful.

Leadership Team

Harry Doyle


Harry, a dynamic soccer coach with 12 years of global experience, contributed to UK International, FC Impact, Irvine Slammers, LA Galaxy OC, and AYSO United. Holding an FA Level 2 certification and USSF C License. Harry co-founded FTS in 2017, cementing his dedication to creating a positive, challenging, and fun youth development soccer environment.

Favorite soccer team: Tottenham Hotspur

Sam Hunt


With 19 years of coaching experience, Sam began as a player and Soccer Society president at Canterbury University, winning Sportsman of the Year. Over the last decade, he has contributed to AYSO and Strikers FC South Bay and coached for Arsenal Soccer Schools. In 2017, he co-founded FTS, combining his passion for soccer with youth program

Favorite soccer team: Aston Villa

Andy King

Ventura County Operations

With 15 years of dedication to soccer across the UK, USA, and Canada, Andy is a highly experienced professional holding Canadian A, Youth, and  Children’s coaching licenses. Committed to excellence, he possesses a US Soccer National Youth Diploma and an Advanced National Diploma, making him a valuable asset in youth soccer coaching worldwide.

Favorite soccer team: West Brom

Kiran Patel

Los Angeles Operations

With 17 coaching years, Kiran left an imprint at AFC Bournemouth Arsenal Soccer Schools (UK) and spent a decade dedicated to coaching and operations in the USA. His 1st Class Honors BS(c) in Football Coaching underscores his commitment to excellence. Holding a UEFA B and USSF C License, Kiran enriches our soccer programs with extensive expertise.

Favorite soccer team: Bournemouth

First Touch Soccer Trainers

All of our Trainers are vetted & background checked prior to stepping onto the field. We also ensure all compliance obligations are met to align with your league or region’s requirements. The majority of our trainers have completed US Soccer licenses or equivalent to ensure they are at the cutting edge of player education.

The Coaching Manual

All of our coaches are provided with access to The Coaching Manual, a world class resource for player & coach education. The Coaching Manual is utilized to plan, prepare and deliver high quality training sessions with enthusiasm, knowledge and fun. All of our coaches are overseen by our Director of Coaching so we are providing the best experience possible to players.